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Park national de la Kuururjuaq – Park Proposal for Torngat Mountains and Koroc River (Nunavik)

Monday, February 26th, 2007

New park proposal highlights cultural and environmental heritage of the Torngat Mountains in Nunavik, and the historic traveling route of the Inuit on the Koroc (or Kuururjuaq) River flowing into Ungava Bay and the Labrador sea. Area contains some of the highest continental peaks in eastern Canada, and is known for its spectacular scenic beauty, […]

CPAWS: Support for Peel River Watershed Meeting

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) lends support to Watershed Meeting in Mayo with Yukon First Nations and community elders for land use planning and protection of Peel River watershed. Its Three Rivers Campaign is set to launch a Canadian tour this April, and hopes to bring further attention to this magnificent watershed and […]

Minister Announces Management Plan for Sahtu Region Territorial Park

Friday, February 16th, 2007

A new territorial park for CANOL Heritage Trail and Dodo Canyon promises protection for cultural heritage and new tourism opportunities for Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories. First proposed as part of the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement in 1994, NWT Minister Brendan Bell recently tabled a Management Plan for the Doi […]

Pimachiowin Aki: UNESCO World Heritage Proposal for Boreal Forest

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Four First Nations and Governments of Manitoba and Ontario have joined forces to promote UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for lakes and rivers east of Lake Winnipeg. The site being proposed is approximately 42,000 square km and includes Atikaki Provincial Park in Manitoba and Woodland Caribou Provincial Park in Ontario. Site designation would bring international […]

Management Options for Temagami Wilderness, Parks, and Conservation Reserves

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and Ontario Parks are finalizing the management options for Temagami and related parks, conservation reserves, and crown lands: Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater (wilderness class), Obabika River, Makobe-Grays River, Solace, and Sturgeon River (all waterway class parks). Public hearings took place on Oct 25th (Ottawa), Oct 26th (Toronto), Jan 24 (Ottawa), Jan […]

Joint Review Panel Hearings and Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary, NWT

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Imperial Oil and Shell Canada are proposing an airstrip, large camp, and processing facilities on 3.5 sq. km of land in the 600 sq. km Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary in the Mackenzie River Delta. Hearings are currently taking place in Inuvik (Nov. 22-25) and Yellowknife (Dec. 5-8th) – but dates frequently change. The hearings are […]

Public Hearnings to Expand Nahanni National Park Reserve

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Proposals to expand Nahanni National Park Reserve, and protect the watershed from additional impact from Zinc and Tungsten mines, has resulted in hearings from Parks Canada, letters from environmental groups and wilderness advocates, and expanded land claims and self-government negotiations from First Nations communities. The Nahanni Reserve was created in 1972 to protect the popular […]

Lutsel K’e and Parks Canada agree to National Park in NWT

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

In a signing ceremony on Oct. 13, 2006, Lutsel K’e and Parks Canada agree to creation of a new park in the East Arm of Great Slave Lake and adjoining lands. Previously opposed 30 years ago, because it was thought such a park would interfere with hunting rights, Lutsel K’e has reversed its decision. The […]